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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 31, 2011 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Is Rose rambling? Not really. More like exploding.

Funny you should post this. I had this cranked yesterday and this AM. This Rose is one of the better 80's versions. Jerry is really feeling it and his vocals pack a serious punch. Outstanding. One day the entire SBD will surface, but the AUD is pretty damn good. Phil comes through and shakes the house. Or natural rock amphitheater. Whichever.

I went with the full AUD,, as I find one source for one set and diferent one for the second not to my tastes, but whichever works for you.

1 Shakedown Street 12:30
2 Mama Tried -> 02:47
3 Big River 06:17
4 Ramble On Rose 07:32
5 Hell In A Bucket 05:44
6 Brown Eyed Women 04:58
7 Looks Like Rain 01:18
8 Deal 08:41
9 Scarlet Begonias -> 13:14
10 Fire On The Mountain 14:36
11 Estimated Prophet 10:54
12 Terrapin Station 12:47
13 Drums 03:49
14 Space 17:20
15 Throwing Stones 08:05
16 Black Peter 09:00
17 Around And Around 03:44
18 Good Lovin' 08:22
19 It's All Over Now Baby Blue 07:08

Second set pre-Drums is a treat. May be one of the few Terrapins I actually will play through entirely. Actually really like this one.

Very good pick for a Monday, no doubt. If you can, crank it. Jerry voice and playing combined with Phils low-end attack (OK, let's leave the bathroom humor out of this, if possible) are poised to threaten your surrounding...if you dare.

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Poster: Zaorish Date: Jan 31, 2011 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ramble of Rose???

Excellent pick, my friend.

And speaking of good ROR's...

personal top 10 Ramble on Rose:

It's very smooth, with the band mellow, and the sound quality amazingly "shapely" for an SBD. One of the very few 80s shows where brent is actually in the middle of the mix and doesn't drown out Jerry. Brent is nice and understated here with some good organ playing.

To quote Cap'n Doubledose: "Ramble of Rose???"

This post was modified by Zaorish on 2011-01-31 20:52:09

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 31, 2011 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Red Rocks September 1983

Many folks here at the IA are harsh on Grateful Dead performances in the 1980's.

Red Rocks is a sacred space. The Dead were rained out in 1981 in spite of the competent McNichols performances.

1981 also delivered many competent shows from the Uptown Theater Chicago, St. Paul Minn, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Seattle and New Years Eve, etc.

It also rained during the July 1982 Shows in what was universally considerd a somewhat lax year. Eventually in September 1983, the word around the campfire was that the band were eager to perform, and perform they did.

In the mezmerizing 09/06/83 second set opener Help > Slipknot Phil was bouncing his ultrasonic weapon low frequencies all over the Rocks in a display that would raise the dead.

09/08/83 was also a stellar performance as previously noted, the Shakedown> Ramblin Rose> Scarlet> Fire are keepers.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 31, 2011 10:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Red Rocks September 1983

Is '82 really considered more lax than other years in that era? Not being a musician, I tend to react intuitively (rather than knowledgeably, LOL), so I can't necessarily say when they're being "lax" or "mailing it in," but just tend to think in terms of whether a show works for me personally. Probably it's true that the early 80s as a whole were lax compared to other years; I'd agree they don't reach the super-stellar cosmic heights of earlier years as frequently or consistently throughout whole shows/tours.

Still, that '82 summer tour was pretty darned hot. Perhaps the best are 7/31, 8/3 and 8/10 ... I also like the Alpine Valleys (8/7 and 8/8) ... well, almost anything on that tour IMO! There are fine shows throughout '82, but there was something good going on during that summer tour in particular.

Don't tell me early '80s ain't got no heart
You just gotta poke around :-)

(I know you don't say that. Just a general thought.)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 3, 2011 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ramble of Rose???

Here's another stunner of a "Ramble" from 1980. This might be my fave all time next to 5/22/77 (which I think is a Dicks Pick).